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An Open Swimmer

3.36 based on 496 ratings & 25 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

02 May 08
9780330412582
208
£8.99
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Synopsis

‘Winton’s writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics’ Sunday Telegraph

A fishing trip marks the end of Jerra and Sean’s friendship, although once, when they were younger and more innocent, it would have seemed unbelievable that the bond between them – first forged by their fathers, and later sealed with their blood – could ever be broken. But growing up has meant growing apart, the differences between them widening, sharpening their teasing words into something crueller and less easy to forgive.

At once a haunting and a powerful exploration of the horrors and joys of adulthood, An Open Swimmer is also a meditation on past and present, a story of madness and murder, and of the punishing yet redemptive qualities of both fire and water.

‘His elegiac novels are uplifting and cathartic dissections of fractured men and women’ Independent

‘Winton has a fine ear for both intimate and monumental scales of drama’ Evening Standard

About Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published over twenty books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into many different languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). Active in the environmental movement, he is the Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. He lives in Western Australia.